The Central Park Five

June 15, 22, & 23 • 2019
Warner Grand Theater, 478 West 6th, San Pedro

In 1980’s New York, five African American and Latino teenagers were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Unjustly convicted of a Central Park rape, they were exonerated through DNA 13 years later. Davis’ opera is a passionate story about an issue that still rocks America.

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Audience Reactions

The Central Park Five
"Amazing" - "Poignant" -"Relevant"

The opening night audience enthusiasm for this powerful world premiere was palpable as they jumped to their feet in a standing ovation. Watch what they had to say about their experience by clicking the image below.

June 22nd at 7:30 PM and June 23rd at 2:30 PM are the only chances to see this powerful new work, and tickets are selling very quickly.

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